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Used Very Good, tanning/foxing inside cover, pages foxing
Paperback Dimensions: 105 x 170 x 25mm Publication Date: 2008
On the heels of her "enchanting and action-packed" (Romantic Times) novel My Immortal Protector, acclaimed author Jen Holling returns to a mystical world where the all-too-human desires of rugged Drake MacKay entwine with the icy cunning of one with the power to heal -- or curse....
Drake MacKay is no stranger to the double-edged powers of blood witches. His own niece Deidra and his best friend were saved by a baobhan sith: Hannah O'Shea, the same spirit who would not heal Drake's dying wife. Nearly consumed by grief and fury, Drake is nevertheless bound by an unholy promise: for those she gave life, he has pledged his own.
Returning to Hannah's remote isle, Drake is stunned to be released from his obligation. And when he overhears a violent plot stirred up by villagers, he finds himself irresistibly called to warn her -- and escapes with her into the night. Alive for more than a century, Hannah has found the words of mortal men to be bitter lies. But there is darkness in their shared past, an evil that threatens Drake's family. Forced to unite, they discover a fire between them that melts their distrust...and a furious passion that may just save them both.
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Fresh, crisp, unblemished, unread. As if newly purchased.
Almost as new. May lack freshness or show the mere traces of handling or use. Considered among many to be the premium grade for older editions.
Marginally fine. These books don't make the fine grade as they may have the smallest stain, bumping to corners, or the previous owner’s names. Dust Jackets with closed tears, creases, etc. Any major defects noted.
Note: From here on, there may be "+" and "-" in a grade, which will mean that it is above the grade noted but not quite to the next higher grade for "+", and that it is below the grade noted but not quite to the next lower grade for "-".
A used book showing some modest signs of wear; blemishing; (scuffs, nicks, creasing, fading, small stains, small DJ tears). Still in great condition for a used book. Any major defects noted.
The average used, worn book that has all pages present. May have fading, soiling, tears, scuffs, nicks, heavy creasing, underlining, highlighting, DJ with chips/tears. Any major defects noted, other minor defects may not be noted.
A book with significant wear & faults, still a reading copy with full text still readable, may lack endpapers. Any major defects noted.
Much use & sufficiently worn and/or soiled, stained, may have loose joints, hinges or pages. These are books that have been saved from being sent to the rubbish dump.
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Tanning - age tanning or browning/yellowing occurs over time on the pages of books, tanning tends to start on the outside of the pages and progresses inward over time, often creating a brownish or yellowish border around the page edges.
Foxed/ Foxing - age-related brown or brown-yellowish spotting of the paper caused by a chemical reaction over time.
Sunned - damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight.
Closed Tear - indicates a torn page in which no material has been lost. A closed tear can be pressed back into place or sometimes fixed with archival repair tape.
Ex-library – the book was once owned by, and circulated in, a public library. This book could well be in any of the above general categories but more often than not has been well used. May have library stickers, stamps, or markings.